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April 18, 2012 at 17:51 PM EDT
Key Information Systems Wins IBM Video Contest

Key Information Systems, a leading IT systems integrator and Premier IBM Business Partner based in Woodland Hills, CA, has won IBM PartnerWorld’s first Video Contest for business partners to share their best midsize business success story. Key Info’s winning video reports on how IBM servers are a crucial part of the information technology used by Recology, which provides the most advanced recycling programs in North America. Titled IBM, Key Info & Recology Building a Smarter & Greener Planet, the video is on YouTube.

Key Info provides IT infrastructure and systems architecture solutions and services that focus on virtualization, IT security, server consolidation, storage management and business continuity.

Recology makes it possible for communities they serve to reduce, reuse, recycle, and Recologize™. As pioneers in resource recovery, the company helps communities achieve ambitious goals and reduce landfill disposal. Recology undertakes numerous outreach and education programs to help people see garbage isn’t garbage at all but a mix of resources that should be reused and recycled.

In the video, Lief Morin, President, Key Info, stated: “The implementation of the recycling and routing applications on the IBM iSeries platform at Recology is helping San Francisco become a greener city … IBM, Key Info and Recology together are helping to build a smarter and greener planet.”

Pete Elliot, Director of Marketing at Key Info, reported: “We have long admired the pioneering achieved by Recology. It was a distinct privilege for our integration specialists to work with IBM and the Recology IT group to bring the advantages of IBM’s Power servers to the work being done at Recology.”

Robert Reed, Public Relations Manager at Recology, said, “New scientific data shows that recycling, especially composting, are more effective at helping protect the environment than previously known. We are working with Key Info and IBM to manage our systems to provide programs that make recycling easy for our customers and to provide the most cost-effective services possible.”

Bill Aylward, Producer | Director | Alchemist at Fred+Ethel Productions in New York City that produced the video, said: "We were fortunate to craft the video story. In fact, it was an honor to work with Robert Reed of Recology and Pete Elliot of Key Info on this video to tell the story about how these companies worked together to bring IBM Server technology to the critical field of resource recovery. IBM, Key Info, and Recology are truly helping to build a Smarter & Greener Planet.”

Elliot added, “Recology is an amazing recycler of just about everything for the people of San Francisco and showing the story of how they use IBM Power server technology to support their operation was a great story that we had to tell. Both Robert Reed and Bill Aylward made this project a labor of love.”

IBM’s two-minute video contest focused on how the IBM Business Partner added value to a midsize business using Cloud computing, IT security, virtualization, CRM or business analytics technology. Ten finalists were selected by IBM for recognition, with the entry by Key Info rated the best of all entries.

As the contest winner, Key Info receives social media and press exposure from IBM, and an invitation to a speaking engagement at an IBM event.

Key Info’s IT integration service to support Recology’s operation is the most recent in a long history of such projects that underscore Key Info’s commitment to environmental, community, local charity and educational programs.

For more information about how IBM servers are benefiting its clients, contact Pete Elliot at Key Information Systems, Inc., 27100 Oxnard St., Suite 250, Woodland Hills, CA 91367, USA, email pelliot@keyinfo.com or call 1.818.737.2804.

For more information about Recology, contact Robert Reed, Public Relations Manager, Recology, rreed@recology.com, 1.415.715.6270.

About Key Information Systems, Inc.

Key Information Systems is a leading technology firm in the western United States, specializing in solutions for corporate infrastructure, business continuity, virtualization, security and storage. Key is an IBM Premier Business Partner, AVNET Premier Business Partner and Microsoft Certified Partner. The company also represents brands such as VMware, IBM ISS, IBM System Storage N Series, IBM XIV Storage System, IBM Tivoli, Microsoft and Brocade. Key's virtualization and IT security solutions, as well as its high-availability and fault-tolerant solutions, are backed by a complete range of professional services including critical assessment, financing, systems integration, installation, training and maintenance.

Corporate headquarters are in Woodland Hills, CA, with additional offices in San Francisco, Irvine and Phoenix, AZ. A Business Partner Innovation Center is maintained at the Woodland Hills location. For more information, contact Pete Elliot, Key Information Systems, 27100 Oxnard St., Suite 250, Woodland Hills, CA 91367, tel. 1.818.737.2804, pelliot@keyinfo.com, www.keyinfo.com.

About Recology

Recology is a resource recovery company based in San Francisco providing the most advanced recycling programs in North America. Recology is a 100 percent employee-owned company. We provide services to more than 50 cities. For more information go to Recology.com.

About Fred+Ethel Productions, LLC

Fred+Ethel was founded by Bill Aylward in 1997 and is based in New York City. The company provides creative direction, film+video production, graphics and editorial for entertainment, commercial and corporate marketing. We listen, discuss, explore and then, deliver practical, creative solutions for the challenges of today’s marketing professionals. Our collective ethos is to identify and shape an idea or story first, and then, determine the most effective technique and tools with which to proceed. For more information, email bill@fredandethel.com or visit www.fredandethel.com.

Trademarks

Key Information Systems is a trademark of Key Information Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. IBM and Power Server are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Reference links follow …

Key Info Links:

Winning contest video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEWj-4QnaBA&feature=player_embedded

Key Information Systems: www.keyinfo.com

Key Info Architecture Team: http://www.keyinfo.com/services-we-offer/architecture-and-design/

Key Info Professional Services: http://www.keyinfo.com/services-we-offer/professional-services-team/

Recology Links:

Recology: www.Recology.com

Recology education programs: http://www.recology.com/education/resource_recovery.htm

San Francisco Leads the U.S. in Environmental Sustainability

Fred+Ethel Productions Links:

Fred+Ethel Productions, LLC: www.fredandethel.com

Bill Aylward: bill@fredandethel.com

Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/user1127415/videos

IBM links:

IBM’s Power Systems: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/index.html

IBM Go Green: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/tivoli/features/bluegreen/

IBM corporate responsibility policy: http://www.ibm.com/ibm/ibmgives/

Contacts:

Key Information Systems, Inc.
Pete Elliot
1.818.737.2804
pelliot@keyinfo.com
www.keyinfo.com
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